Phil Simms: Steelers Offensive Line Is 'Best In Football'

Simms also loves the constant drama surrounding the Steelers

Matt Koll
October 11, 2018 - 10:58 am
Steelers offensive line vs. Bengals defensive line

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- As we inch closer to another edition of Steelers-Bengals this Sunday, we slowly move past the drama of the week in Antonio Brown and his potential legal troubles and focus on the game. 

Although as NFL on CBS analyst Phil Simms said when he joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday, the Steelers seem to thrive in the nonsense.

"Pittsburgh should have a reality show. I hate reality shows, but I would watch theirs," said Simms. "It's awesome. It really is, it's always something. But you know what? That's who they are. I've said it many times, distractions or friction or whatever you want to call it, sometimes they're kind of good for your football team. But I don't know if it helps them anymore because they're so used to it." 

When looking at this game, Simms believes a lot of it will be decided up front and he loves this Steelers offensive line.

"Their (Steelers) offensive line is unbelievable. I think it's the best in football,"said Simms. "Ben can sit back there, they can run the ball with James Conner. They take good defensive lines like what they're going to see this weekend of Cincinnati's and I think it's definitely still advantage Pittsburgh's offensive line. They're neutralizing the best part of the Cincinnati defense." 

"I just think of it this way, both teams can move the ball on the other team's defense but I just have more faith in the Pittsburgh offense than I do Cincinnati's. Cincinnati's offensive line is...OK. That's what I'll say, they're OK. They kind of call plays to protect their offensive line. A lot of quick passes, they're always massaging the defense because they know if they get into situations where they've just got to throw it, I don't think they're offensive line can hold up." 

Given the high praise Simms gave to the Steelers offense, do they need Le'Veon Bell?

"Do they need him? Let's put it this way...can you have enough great players? No. He's a great player. So he would help their football team. They're doing a great job without him, James Conner we know that. Bringing on Le'Veon Bell, of course another good player, is only going to give them a few more options." 

Simms does believe the Steelers should start Bell out a little slowly when he comes back to let him get back into game shape.  He also likes Vontaze Burfict a lot and says he is very important to that Cincinnati defense, but he just flips a switch on the field sometimes that can turn disasterous. 

You can hear the entire interview with NFL on CBS analyst Phil Simms on The Fan Morning Show below. 


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